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Chai & chat in London's little India

Food & Drink

Chai & chat in London's little India

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
Food & Drink

Chai & chat in London's little India

Food & Drink

Chai & chat in London's little India

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

With a hot cup of Masala Chai (Indian tea) in hand, we’ll walk (and talk!) you through the flavours and culture of this distinct neighbourhood we grew up in - endearingly known as London’s little India Test your palate as you sample a variety of authentic Indian street foods and artisan sweets from our favourite independent stalls and vendors. Some like it tangy, some sweet, and of course – some like it HOT! Learn about mouth-watering flavours that make Indian cuisine so distinct, walking around fresh fruit and vegetable markets, we'll share our favourite recipes handed down the generations - just how grandma used to make them! Browse treasure troves of shops housing brightly coloured saris and ornate traditional jewellery, as Uma shares the fashion trends made famous worldwide by India’s Bollywood stars Vikash will share the history of this unique Indian-East African community which settled here in the 1970’s, whose influence has become the fabric of British Indian society today To end, spend time at a majestic Hindu temple with beautiful intricate carvings of ancient Indian art handcrafted in a rural village in India. It really is the jewel in the crown of our little India!

Your host

Learn more about Uma & Vik

Uma & Vik

We're a couple born and brought up in the heart of Indian community in North West London, so we are always trying to bring together the vibrancy of our Indian roots with the modernity of our British upbringing - blending the two the cultures and taking what we love from both! Vikash is a local history teacher and all round history buff particularly in British Indian history. Uma, an artist at heart when she can get away from the 9-5 grind, is a lover of all things creative be it through food, fashion or culture and dance. We'd love to meet you and share our unique corner of London with you!

What's included

Food
Indian Street Food Sample a variety of foods, snacks and sweets
Drinks
Masala Chai (tea)

Where you'll be

We'll be walking, talking and eating our way down one of London's most unique high streets in Wembley, North West London. You'll experience the sights, sounds and tastes that define the local Indian community here - from food and fashion, culture and religion, to the historical legacy created by the British in 1970’s London when much of the Indian/East African community moved here.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfy shoes

More tips

Wear comfy shoes and bring your phone of course - there will be lots of Instagram-able moments!

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Uma & Vik
Chai & chat in London's little India
New experience
£39/person
New experience
£39/person